| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Josie Walsh was walking through Temescal Canyon early this year when her sight was arrested by a mélange of rocks. Jagged stones bulged out on the trail's edge, while others, textured and worn smooth by water, lay nearby.
The passage — and...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:52 PM
"There are some really evil people in this story who deserve to die," says choreographer Stanton Welch of Marius Petipa's 1877 "La Bayadere." And indeed, royals (and clerics) behaving badly are a major focus.
Welch's swift, jam-packed treatment bursts...
| Nov 24, 2013
Three to see
“A Christmas Carol” at Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. (goodmantheatre.org), through Dec. 28. $25-$83.
Joffrey Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” at Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway. (auditoriumtheatre....
| Oct 13, 2013
For the eighth annual Couture & Cocktails presented by The Joffrey Ballet's Women's Board, the world of dance and fashion came together in grand style Oct. 4 at the Park West. Nearly 300 guests enjoyed a luxurious fall runway show that featured designer...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Marius Petipa's 1877 "La Bayadere," set in India, has something of a split personality. Though its famous "Kingdom of the Shades" act represents the purest form of classical ballet, the other acts' tangled tales of romantic rivalries and betrayals...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
My favorite part of the day is first thing in the morning when I open my various inboxes and social media accounts to see what landed there during the night. Typically the contents determine how I will approach the days and weeks ahead.
Which is why...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:34 AM
Thanksgiving is as late as it can be, and Hanukkah is earlier than usual this year, but the holiday shows always arrive right on schedule. From warmhearted theatrical classics to spicy newcomers, ballet to tap, traditional music to pop, we have enough...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Two girls with southwest suburban ties will be taking the stage this holiday season as part of the cast of the Joffrey Ballet show, "The Nutcracker."
Alyssa Bulin, 13, of Plainfield, and Scarlett Nash, 10, of Channahon, both have landed roles in the...
| Dec 2, 2013
Holidays in Chicago are synonymous with the Joffrey Ballet's lavish production of "The Nutcracker," the classic ballet adapted in 1987 by Robert Joffrey from E.T.A. Hoffmann's "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" and set to the traditional Tchaikovsky...
| Dec 8, 2013
Growing up, April Daly said she knew no one in her native Rockford who had made it as a professional ballet dancer. Yet she never questioned her decision to pursue a ballet career.
"I always tell my parents (that) I think they're incredible that they...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:26 PM
The Women's Board of the Joffrey Ballet presented its 16th annual Nutcracker Family Dinner on Dec.8 at the Standard Club. Five hundred and seventy-five guests enjoyed a matinee of Robert Joffrey's take on Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" at the Auditorium...